• How To Deal With Baby's Burns

    We share some handy first aid measures to deal with burns.
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    What it is: This injury can be categorized into different degrees depending on severity.

    What to do: Let cool (not cold) water or any drinkable liquid run on the burned area or apply cold compress. If the burned area is small, loosely cover it with a sterile bandage.

    “If it has redness, pain, minor swelling but without blisters, it’s only a first-degree burn and first aid is still allowable. Never apply toothpaste because it can cause infection,” explains Mervin Baloaloa, emergency nurse at the Manila East Medical Center.

     

    SOURCES:

    • Alvin Silverio, M.D. emergency medicine consultant, Marikina Valley Medical Center and Manila East Medical Center
    • Mervin Baloaloa, R.N., emergency room nurse, Manila East Medical Center

     

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